Dr. Arturo Castro joined the IRCMS this past summer. Lifeline caught up with him in an effort to learn just a little more about one of its newest members.
Arturo R. Castro, MD has been practicing for 26 years, and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes, metabolism and internal medicine. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marco, Facultad De Medicine in 1992 and completed his residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital.
Q: Why did you join the Indian River Medical Society? A: I learned about it from my colleagues. The Indian River Medical Society has an important voice for the medical community in Indian River County.
Q: At what age did you know you wanted to be a doctor? A: I was a teenager when I decided to be a doctor.
Q: Why did you choose your specialty? A: Endocrinology is a specialty that challenges your diagnostic abilities and has constant developments. It also is a very rewarding specialty because you can help a lot of the patients.
Q: What type of music do you like to listen to? A: Classic rock
Q: What's the last thing that really made you laugh? A: My daughter’s jokes
Q: What would you have done if you hadn't gone into medicine? A: Veterinary and archaeology were my other choices.